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Old 01-06-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Just kegged an all Chinook IPA, not real happy with hop flavor and aroma(lacking), anyone done a hop tea? I tried it once and got a very grassy flavor. Any ideas?

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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Nope...but you could dry hop in keg

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:44 PM   #3
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Sometimes I do hop tea in a French Press, depends on the style. Watch the temperature and the pH.

I would start with a cup of beer and an oz of leaf hops. Let it soak for a while, then add near boiling distilled water until the resulting temperature is 175F. Let it cool to room temperature, then hops away.

It’s like a dry hop, but with better utilization.

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:50 PM   #4
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I drink hops tea when I can't sleep. Besides that, nope never tried

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I've done them in a french press several times. They work but I have found that late hopping, whirlpool additions and dry hopping get the job done for me.

I like the 175 steep then let it cool. Maybe 30 minutes then I add it to my secondary before transfer.

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #6
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Thanks for the ideas, I think I'll give it another try!

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Old 01-07-2013, 08:00 PM   #7
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Tried it once, got a bit of a grassy taste, but I was not as careful as a probably should have been with temp/ph.

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